Monday, July 1, 2013

Introducing Spirograph!

I've been putting my pattern testers through the paces this last month. That's right, that means another pattern release!!

I'm really excited about this one! Ok, I say that like I'm not excited about the rest of them, but this one excites me because of it's difficulty level. I LOVE to push myself outside of my comfort zone and to try new things, new techniques. This quilt definitely did that for me.

I introduce to you, Spirograph!

This one is for the intermediate quilter as it requires a piecing technique that may be difficult for beginners to master. It is fun to piece though and goes together quite quickly. One tester said it could definitely be a one day project, and I would have to agree.

The final quilt measures at 60" square for a generous lap size.

As always, the pattern includes detailed cutting and piecing instructions and many diagrams to help along the way. There is a template involved for the triangles, and there is also a coloring sheet for planning purposes.

Now, do you want to see my tester's versions?

Jennifer, of Knotted Thread, made a Happy Go Lucky version. I like how the light blue and gray are so close in value that it makes the other colors pop and gives that center piece some extra oomph.

Heidi, from Buttons and Butterflies, made one using Winter's Lane. I adore the vintage feel to hers! And extra thumbs up to Heidi, she got her husband's seal of approval! 

Dede, who does not have a blog but really needs one because she's hilarious and her sewing is phenomenal, made one using Mod Century. Y'all know I love Mod Century and her version does not disappoint! You may also notice that hers is a bit scrappier looking, she pieced hers using fat quarters for a different look.

Bree was my last tester. She also went scrappy with hers, using a Chicopee fat quarter bundle. I adore everything about this one, the colors, the scrappiness, everything. 

And then of course, here is my original version as pictured on the pattern cover. I used Comma for my fabrics, which were so very generously donated by Rhonda from my LQS, Tabby Fabric and Studio. Thank you Rhonda for your incredible support!


And here's the back, since you guys know I love getting creative with the backs too! When I got the fabric for the top, I rounded all of the requirements up to the next yard. I was able to piece the back with what I had leftover from those fabrics and one extra yard of the solid. 

Spirograph back

Spirograph is now available on Craftsy for instant download:

Through my Big Cartel Shop:

And now through my Etsy store, also for instant download:

And just a quick note about my Big Cartel shop. I just realized last night that I had two pdf patterns showing out of stock when they shouldn't have been. I know how it happened and have fixed it to where it shouldn't happen again, but if you were trying to purchase one in the past and couldn't just know that it's fixed now :)

Thanks again, for all of your support. Also, thanks to Bree for coming up with the awesome name. And a special thank you to my pattern testers for using their time and their fabric to help bring this one to life. You guys rock!


Westfalenmaedel said...

What a wonderful pattern! I love it like your other ones!
But to be honest, it looks a little bit complicated ;)
What level would you assess?

Greetings from Germany,

beaquilter said...

looks great! Are you selling a lot of etsy for these prices? I didn't have much luck with even $5..... have reduced since then, I'd love some feedback/ideas and are you selling hard copies too?

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Very cool, Julie! Love the name, too!

katie@stvital said...

Love it! I may have to make this one with some of my "stash" fabric. Do you think I could make it larger with some type of border?


The quilt is quit lively and I think it works best in the the darker colors, the testers did fabulous

Leanne said...

What a fun quilt, it is a lovely pattern.

Lindsey said...

It is a fantastic design Julie! I love all of the different versions!

nicole said...

Oh my gosh they're all gorgeous!
Fantastic pattern!

Shauna said...

Great design - looks like a lot of fun to put together and so many variations on colour.

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